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    Sticky: Still on roll20 Currently running a fantasy...

    Still on roll20

    Currently running a fantasy monster hunter style game.
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    Sticky: lol, been a year, nothing on that front Stuck...

    lol, been a year, nothing on that front

    Stuck on roll20
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    Sticky: Anyone figure out how to resurrect OpenRPG?

    Anyone figure out how to resurrect OpenRPG?
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    Sticky: I completed the WitchCraft with a relatively...

    I completed the WitchCraft with a relatively happy ending.

    I've since started a medieval fantasy game. Still looking for players.
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    Sticky: The game is still going! In fact, we're on the...

    The game is still going! In fact, we're on the third adventure. Where's all the people that were going to reach out? I actually got to four players.
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    Sticky: Roll20 because OpenRPG and Python are fighting

    Well, turns out my games are being run on Roll20 and I forgot to post updates here. I still go by Xychotic. Find me, I could use players still. Currently, I'm running a WitchCraft game Sat, 5p to 9p...
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    Sticky: Oh, right, schedules. Vermland - Where Heroes...

    Oh, right, schedules.

    Vermland - Where Heroes Falter is Saturdays, 4p to 8p Pacific (7p to 11p Eastern).
    Monday - alternates between Vermland and Star Wars but the time is consistent: Mondays,...
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    Sticky: Vermland - Where Heroes Falter has been...

    Vermland - Where Heroes Falter has been alternating by adventure with Darren's games.

    Vermland - In the Hearts of Men and Monsters will alternate with a Star Wars game I intend to run in parallel....
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    Leon is back and saying that his ‘betrayal’ was actually a diversion for the party and the Jaegarkralles will be coming back and looking to cause pain. Sure enough, they arrive and a reckless...
  10. After a heroic distraction, Karl pops up again at...

    After a heroic distraction, Karl pops up again at the bottom of the foothill path where it reconnects with the road. The group travels back to Jochenstein free of any danger and happily return to the...
  11. Karl leads the party through the meadow and...

    Karl leads the party through the meadow and partly down the mountain but jaegars prowl the night and in the predawn hours, they track down Karl’s encampment.

    Session 19: 2015.09.28
    Anja: 0 0 1 1...
  12. The Jaegarkralles, a family out of Jochenstein,...

    The Jaegarkralles, a family out of Jochenstein, are here in Degersheim and they look like they are looking for someone or something to kill. Perhaps they are hunting Sage Erhard. Or maybe they are...
  13. The party finds the last of the relics and...

    The party finds the last of the relics and temporarily lifts the curse on the Hexenwald. They come upon the ruins of the ancient town of Degersheim, the home of the first berserkers. However, Sage...
  14. Karl and Irmalinda found and destroyed invisible...

    Karl and Irmalinda found and destroyed invisible relics that supposedly focused the powerful curse in the forest. However, because finding them is about finding the wrong thing, they stumble around...
  15. There is a curse in the Hexenwald but is a subtle...

    There is a curse in the Hexenwald but is a subtle and insidious one that keeps trespassers trapped inside and lures dangerous predators toward them. However, Karl’s sharp senses pick up on some sort...
  16. Leon proves his value by escorting the party from...

    Leon proves his value by escorting the party from Jochenstein to the Hexenwald without incident. However, once inside the Hexenwald, he demonstrates a map would not really have helped.

    Session 14:...
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    Rather than travel with the Adlerflugel’s hunting party, Irmalinda hires a private guide. Anja and Avila ace an audition with the Blumenthol family for a few performances.

    Session 13: 2015.04.20...
  18. The party finally reaches Jochenstein, in the...

    The party finally reaches Jochenstein, in the northeastern region of Starkland in the Duchy of Grunberg. Although they easily learn of where Sage Erhard may be, actually getting there is a whole...
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    Sticky: Both are go.

    Both are go.
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    Sticky: As predicted, I'll be trying to resurrect games...

    As predicted, I'll be trying to resurrect games on Fri and Mon starting August 8. That is almost exactly 10 weeks.

    The votes are in: Vermland - Where Heroes Falter will continue. No word yet on if...
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    Sticky: Well, it turns out life has thrown me yet another...

    Well, it turns out life has thrown me yet another curve ball. As a result, I'm suspending Saturday and Monday games for at least 10~12 weeks and maybe for 2 to 5 years. Tragic, I know. I'll have to...
  22. Session 11: 2015.03.23 Anja: 0 0 1 2 Avila: 0 0...

    Session 11: 2015.03.23
    Anja: 0 0 1 2
    Avila: 0 0 1 1
    Irmalinda: 0 0 0 0
    Karl: 0 0 1 1

    1 NS: To everyone that showed up, thanks. (Attendance Award)

    Scene 1: A long trip from the southeast...
  23. The Grunberg forces brought a battering ram....

    The Grunberg forces brought a battering ram. Shield bearers protect the men holding the ram against the Eutin crossbowmen but they are no match for a skill point-archer like Avila. However, when the...
  24. Anja and Avila seek to satisfy their curiosity...

    Anja and Avila seek to satisfy their curiosity regarding the circumstances that led to a Grunberg skirmisher sneaking into the church.

    Session 9: 2015.03.02
    Anja: 0 0 1 1
    Avila: 0 0 1 1...
  25. Karl intercepts a spy while satisfying an...

    Karl intercepts a spy while satisfying an unrelated suspicion.

    Session 8: 2015.02.25
    Anja: 1 0 0 1
    Avila: 1 0 0 1
    Irmalinda: 0 0 0 1
    Karl: 1 0 0 1

    1 NS: To everyone that showed up, thanks....
  26. The attack starts! In the middle of the night,...

    The attack starts! In the middle of the night, the Grunberg forces arrived. The first objective is to defeat the Grunberg archers, as long as they are able, they will suppress any village crossbowmen...
  27. Evidently, the raiders were actually Grunberg...

    Evidently, the raiders were actually Grunberg soldiers from a neighboring, hostile duchy. Scouts are sent ahead to confirm and their findings are less than pleasing.

    Session 6: 2015.02.19
    Anja: 0...
  28. A retaliation is expected from the raiders the...

    A retaliation is expected from the raiders the night before. Karl, Irma, Anja, and Avila would have left, but the Duke’s orders were for everyone to stand and fight until his men arrived. Desertion...
  29. The battle against the raiders in Eutin...

    The battle against the raiders in Eutin continues. In order to show them that Eutin is not a viable target, the party must make a big show of defeating their main slave wagon.

    Session 4:...
  30. When Anja is turned away from the church, Karl,...

    When Anja is turned away from the church, Karl, Irmalinda, and the newly introduced Schone barkeep, Avila, decide to try to escape south. It turns out escape is not a real option, but fighting is.
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  31. Irmalinda and Karl meet Priest Lambert only to be...

    Irmalinda and Karl meet Priest Lambert only to be turned away. Fortunately, they also meet an Anbieter minstrel named Anja who is eager to leave town. That evening, they are having a meal when one of...
  32. Vermland - In the Hearts of Men and Monsters - XP and Game Logs

    Irmalinda and Karl arrive in Eutin, get a room at the local wayhouse, and prepare to visit the church.

    Session 1: 2015.01.19
    Anja: 0 0 0 0
    Avila: 0 0 0 0
    Irmalinda: 0 0 0 1
    Karl: 0 0 0 1

    1...
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    Sticky: Xy's Game Rules - XP Awards

    Instead of a per-session weighted grade, I do also approach XP on an activity-based, per-scene system. Here's a list of the possibilities.

    I have divided XP into four categories: Combat (C),...
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    Sticky: Mixed news. The Saturday Vermland game is...

    Mixed news.

    The Saturday Vermland game is going well. It's titled "Where Heroes Falter" and it's about a mercenary company that went to a cursed kingdom in search of loot and are coming to the...
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    Sticky: Manifest Destiny ended. Oddly enough, both...

    Manifest Destiny ended. Oddly enough, both players survived. A change in schedule meant that I wasn't able to keep running every week and keep my existing players.

    Anyway, the next game is set in...
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    Sticky: Life throws yet another curve ball. No doubling...

    Life throws yet another curve ball. No doubling up. I guess I'm going to have to stick it out.

    GMing is back on the table. I'm still running Manifest Destiny.
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    Sticky: I'm going to double down on class for the next...

    I'm going to double down on class for the next couple months so I can wrap up. After that, I'll be able to run games free of a significant distraction.
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    Splat.

    Splat.
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    Session #: date Name: C M NC NS Keiran Lockley...

    Session #: date
    Name: C M NC NS
    Keiran Lockley (Darren): 0 1 0 2
    Ken Lee Tse (Alex): 1 0 0 0
    Sam Sterling (Phil): 1 0 0 2
    Tim Seger (NPC): 0 1 0 0

    1 NS: To everyone that showed up, thanks.
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    Xy Fi - The Abyss Stares Back

    Background Information
    Setting: Xy Fi – Set in the mid 30th century (2957 AD), loosely based on Stephen R. Donaldson’s The Gap Cycle.
    Genre: Hard SF survival horror.
    Style: Epic – one journey with...
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    Sticky: Turns out I rescheduled to Saturdays, same times.

    Turns out I rescheduled to Saturdays, same times.
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